UFC Austin: Jeremiah Wells Lands Massive Left Hand, Finishes McGee In First Round

Court McGee, Jeremiah Wells, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-Ins
Court McGee, Jeremiah Wells, UFC Austin Ceremonial Weigh-Ins. Credit: UFC/YouTube

UFC welterweight Court McGee turns down no opponents, and show that once again as he stepped into the octagon for a match-up with up-and-comer Jeremiah Wells on the prelim portion of UFC Austin on Saturday.

McGee (21-10) was riding a two-fight win streak with decisions over Claudio Silva and Ramiz Brahimaj respectively. The long-time UFC vet has fought in the promotion since 2010.

Wells (10-2-1) was also on a two-fight win streak to start the night, with a KO finish of Warlley Alves in 2021 and submission victory over Mike Mathetha (Blood Diamond) at UFC 271.

Round one began with Wells putting pressure on McGee quite a bit. That gave way to a Lot of staring at each other, with neither man willing to throw the first shot. McGee tried to work kicks in order to slow Wells down. But a perfectly set up combination, ending with a left hand, put McGee on the ground and ended the fight.

For wells, that’s his third straight win in the UFC, and fifth straight overall, dating back to his CFFC days. It’s also the second time in three fights that Wells has stopped an Ultimate Fighter winner, with Warlley Alves having won TUF Brazil 3.

Official Result: Jeremiah Wells def. Court McGee by TKO, Round 1, 1:34